Lowering Stress Levels In The Rat Race

Stress on the job is a part of the rat race. Trying to problem-solve, working in large groups in open spaces, and sound levels: the list of demands on us is endless. Stress can affect all aspects of life; it can lead to heart disease, anxiety attacks, high blood pressure, and burnout.

All of these problems are a catastrophe for both employer and employee. The sacrifice both have invested into the working relationship can lead to distressing results for both sides of this equation. Hypnosis can reduce stress in the work place and lead to greater performance and healthier employees.

In the workplace stressful situations are difficult to avoid. Business must go on and often under time constraints and pressures to succeed. It is impossible to avoid stress, so it becomes necessary to cope with it. Despite its reputation, not all stress is necessarily a bad thing. Using hypnosis to deal with anxiety and stress can help separate the good from the bad.

There is a difference between what is known as eustress and chronic stress. Eustress is the positive stress, which makes us strive for greater achievement. It is the feeling you get, just hours before the deadline, that drives the project all the way home. This is the kind of stress an employer and an employee can utilize.

Chronic stress is the type of stress that can complicate a work environment and bring down a whole team. Unlike eustress, chronic stress does not kick-in only in necessary situations. Instead it develops when the lows and lulls in-between stressors become fewer and fewer.. It is this type of stress that often expresses itself physically in the form of anything from weight gain, to depression, to ulcers.

Chronic stress is a problem often dealt with my treating the symptoms. A sufferer may be treated with anti-depression pills for their depression and placed on a diet for their weight gain. Hypnosis gets to the root of the problem and can eliminate the symptoms in many cases.

Using hypnosis in the workplace can minimize the amount of chronic stress while allowing eustress to remain a useful workplace tool. Hypnosis gives individuals the abilities to control their stress levels on their own terms. Self-hypnosis, breathing techniques, and relaxation tools can be incorporated into the working environment when the stress-levels get out of control.

The Mind Works offers individuals and employers an extensive stress management programme. The programme is developed to suit the needs of the customer in the immediate and long term. The tools and skills you gain from the programme will provide a toolbox of stress cures for the everyday world of work.

© Terry Doherty – www.mind-works.co.uk